Gingrich: Will Obama Call for New Truck Regulations After Nice Terror?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wondered what President Obama's response to the Nice, France, terror attack will be.
He mentioned that usually the president brings up the need for gun control, like after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando and after last year's San Bernardino attack.
But the attack Thursday involved a man of Tunisian descent ramming a box truck through a crowd of unsuspecting bystanders after Bastille Day fireworks, killing at least 84.
"I fully expect by tomorrow morning that President Obama will ... give a press conference in which he'll explain that the problem is too many trucks. If only we had truck regulation then we wouldn't have problems like Nice, because it is trucks that are dangerous," said Gingrich, calling it "the exact analog" to how the left-wing reacted to Orlando.
Earlier in the interview with Sean Hannity, Gingrich declared that "Western civilization is in a war" with radical Islam and drastic measures must be taken.
"We should, frankly, test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization," he argued, adding that the United States must be "relentless" in defining its enemies.
Gingrich said he has no issue with "modern Muslims" who do not believe in Sharia law and also said it should be a felony for someone to go on a pro-ISIS or al Qaeda website.